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  1. Actually, this isn't really a military item. Some years ago, it was realised by Greyhound owners that, as their racing dogs aged, they missed the track, they missed their friends and rivals and generally became depressed. But, chasing the hare proved all too much. So, White City introduced a veterans' day for retired racing greyhounds. It included some bottom-sniffing, a set of lamp posts were set up for competitive pi**ing (height achieved, quantity and colour were all judged) and the highlight was the closing event... the veterans' race. Chasing after a hare at their age would have clea
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  2. Something all of us know. 🤣
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  3. Bad weather's no longer a problem, I’ve just extended the garage😬 The wife had mixed emotions and started shouting something about a Fox Hat !! no idea what she was saying as I had the grinder going🤔
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  4. Dunkirk 80 years ago ww2. This week i will add some of my original Dunkirk photos.
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  5. What, like all those GMCs registered as 1939 in the 1980s? 😉
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  6. Spare wheel fitting. This has been an on going mission for some time, and it has turned into a complete saga worthy of a telling by the great Bernhard Cribbins on Jackanory, except he would have to read it after the watershed time so as not to give the kids nightmares. It started last winter when son Stuart and I set out to fit the recently reconditioned carrier parts back on. All seemed to go well except we ran out of the right size bolts and had to leave a couple of bits off. We also left off some of the cross bracing to allow access to the air intake pipes and compressor condenser u
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  7. It was also a nice surprise for the wife 🤨
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  8. You may laugh, but one project I was involved with a while ago was the "environmentally friendly torpedo". Andy
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  9. My dad was the development manager at Muir Hill and was in charge of provision of this specially adapted 171 to the MOD. We went to St Kilda twice for the initial tests and the wading tests. I have some super 8 film of the tests. I will try to put them on here. Keith Trinder
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  10. exactly, and i was trying to help, give us the location, the government can't assassinate everyone thats been on this forum. bugger what's that red dot tracking across the wall? 😣...................................................................................
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  11. top coated the frame yesterday and left the dry so today started to fit all the bits back next week i plan to rebuild the axles this will include resetting the crown wheel and pinion, new bearings and oil seals
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  12. We call that a "Bloomer Loaf" so the pedal must hence forth be called a Bloomer Pedal 😄 Ron
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  13. Hi Ron, though I’d share with you an image of the original fuel tank, you can still see it attached to the fuel tap🙈😂
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  14. Not much progress at the moment, I’ve managed to bare metal the roof and it’s not as bad as I thought 🤥 A couple of coats of bonda to protect it and show what needs repairing Now ......I don’t want to blow my own trumpet.......but .......I pretty confident that when I am finished you won’t see a single repair !! You’ll see about 50 😬
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  15. Reminds me of the Father Ted episode where he damaged the prize car for the raffle and then attempted to tap out the dent.
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  16. I have just discovered this thread. My grandfather George Thorpe was chief steward on the HMS Vandyck.I have his account of the bombing and his subsequent internment written in pencil at the time in a very small leather journal.As well as his account it also contains addresses of several men onboard and their wives.It is very interesting as to his take on what happened in the original bombing,and includes dramatic scenes of the struggle at sea to Bleik.If it is of interest to anyone I would be happy to write most of it out verbatim.
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  17. You may have fun with the council planning people. I tried and failed to obtain planning permission for a building to store my MVs because no-one outside our "bubble" understands MVs, and the local council considers anything connected with them to be commercial. Andy
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  18. Just received the results FBHVC Press Release 17.11.2020__ - National Historic Vehicle Survey Results.pdf
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  19. Here is an interesting image. Photographed in Tunisia in 1930.
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  20. We used to bang 4" nails into a plank and bend them round pram wheel axels!!!
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  21. I personally don't have a problem with replicas as long as they are not portrayed as originals. I think that anyone who puts the effort into restoring anything is worthy of praise, the only exception, in my mind, are those who pay to have the work done and the then tell everyone that they restored the item themselves, why not just be honest. As for not using the correct thickness of steel, sometimes there seems to be little point, unless it can be seen and the in a lot of cases it can be packed out to look correct if you are using thinner material or ground back, if it is slightly
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  22. You are too kind, Ed. We only do it for the fun of it and the friends we make around the world. Steve
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  23. It was a French scrapyard that the previous Dutch collector bought it from. I had it shipped here on a Dutch trailer with an English tractor unit and a Polish driver. A truly European effort.
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  24. I expect Lex can sell you one Andrew......For about 1 1/2 times the value of your G3😏 Bloody expensive door stops. Ron
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  25. Bit more progress on the Tanker this weekend. Down to the small bits now, the five minute jobs that take all day. Fuel filter/sediment bowl fitted and a quick test. Felt it was worth a short video, as she ticked over without stalling. Bit too slow mind and still needs adjusting. Now the fuel tank is fitted, next job wire up the fuel gauge. Connecting the sender is fun, working through a small hole in the pump room floor. Five cables to cram in, on the right terminals. Then the dashboard end, which is not quite as bad. Took the steering wheel off to g
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  26. Yes, but the man that never had a ****-cart, or made a mistake never made anything. These jobs are only for the brave... and its looking good. Dave
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  27. Just making some space on my driveway, I am sure the wife would be delighted with another project 🤥😂
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  28. Jon, Simply amazing. You are talented beyond belief! I have been following you since you were just building the turret, and when you started on this endeavor after the volume of encouragement to do so, I couldn't have been more excited. You are getting so close, and you have to be applauded for your commitment to staying as close to authentic as possible. I can't wait to see the hull mated with the turret, and even better, one day moving along on it's very own set of tracks. Keep it up brother...you're truly an inspiration! -Tom
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  29. Lunch time break there numerous trials reports on land rovers and l could spend lots of time posting them but this l promise is the last only because the museum had one of the prototype FC 101 and POWERED TRAILERs
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  30. Because you know it's there! 🙂
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  31. PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON!!! just for a minute! Please! Please Please!!!! John
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  32. digging up an old post as a Fox owner in Australia (who sadly is unable to open an HMVF account) has asked is there is a visual indication of whether such modifications have been done? Is there any other way to tell?
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  33. Install the wiring on the body before you put it on the frame.
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  34. I missed out the important bit 'replace the O ring!
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  35. some photos of the parts i have cleaned and primed lots of nuts and bolts that's what takes the time then its time to clean the hubs repack the wheel bearings ready to rebuild the axles and both the diffs with new bearings and oil seals i might have to take some time out as if the blasting is finished all the parts will need priming the same day
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  36. 20mm difference, that’s a bugger, apologies Steve that’s what the Jeep came with, I’ll check my spares to see if I have one.
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  37. Search for 1200r 20 tyres gives a number of companies selling them. Add off road and you get more options. Big tyres, se tyres, tyres guru and vrakking tires all come up with options. It must be easier to get the right size tyres which will solve the problem for 10 years. Ensure you are specific about the date - I could only get Aug 18 tyres for my EKA.
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  38. Richard, that's the fellows. There is a newer looking version as well: I should recognise that 'T' logo on the front, but I can't bring it to mind. I'm so pleased with my detective work I can't resist bragging about it. It was actually you asking for the location and No Signals posting the BFA image number that set me off - and needing diversion from work! Looking at the photo against online mapping, I found the plot of land is between Craigston Rd and Helen St in Govan (a site now occupied by Govan Asda). National Libraries of Scotland have old Glasgow (and other) maps onl
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  39. I believe you’re correct, due to rubber shortages the rubber draft boots on the transmission and pedals gave way to rubber and where seals weren’t really a necessity they were missed off completely. The way I do my panels varies. I may want to save a part as a pattern or save a part by sacrificing another. So I use a 1mm cutting disc on a grinder to cut rot out or remove a sacrificial panel and use a heavy grinding disc to remove spot welds on the sacrificial side leaving the panel I wish to save intact. I also use a spot weld drill occasionally but the grinder although time consum
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  40. Dear All, I am very keen on acquiring information as to what people are doing to comply with the new regulation. Does anyone have a quote for new 1500 or 1600 R 20 of either Michelin or Far East manufacture. All those with AEC militants, Foden EKA Compacts or DROPS will need new front tyres. I fear that private operators of HGVs will be the only ones to be adversely affected. On a commercially operated HGV, the tyres don't stay in service for 10 years. One operator said to me "If only we could get a tyre to last 10 years!". Reputable coach operators don't own their tyres. They h
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  42. Absolutely superb. Just goes to show what can be achieved with some thought, planning and teamwork.
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  43. your blackout light is bolted with 3 bolts 2 at the front and 1 to the back the small hole just off set is for the wire clip ford and willys used different types then the wire went down through the wing into the top hat that runs under the wing and comes out a large hole in the inner wing willys had a rubber grommet ford used a felt one you can all so get two types of wire braiding early had a metal earth type and later just the cloth type there was all so 2 types of bracket early and late
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  44. Its looking superb!
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  45. You could have save yourself the work of the upper body....see this Berliet...😁
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  46. Hi I have used the air born garage I brought my Leyland hippo of Morris at air born garage. good communication and had no problems at all 🙂
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  47. As an inservice weapon It is presumably still clasified as a Restricted Document so excempt from the FOI Act.
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  48. Now you’ve practised on your own body you can sort mine out Duncan!!!😂😂😂😂👍
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  49. Cracking bit of work there, especially the home made bending jig. As you say never throw anything out, it might be useful later. Not trying to pick holes, here, but a sensible question. Did you attempt to treat the rust on the inside of this panel? And if so, how?
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